Blasé attitude, hyperreality, and social media

Author
Le, Hannah
Faculty Advisor
Date
2020
Keywords
social media , Instagram , hyperreal content , attitudes
Abstract (summary)
Though there is much to gain through technological development, it is also necessary to critique the ubiquitous presence of devices in social life and the overstimulation they bring. The increasing mediation of reality through applications such as Instagram could blur the division between the ‘real’ world of everyday life and a ‘hyperreality’ fostered by such applications. Using concepts from theorists Jean Baudrillard and Georg Simmel, this paper presents a critique of the overstimulation of information through social media. With continuous and repetitive material being recycled online, it is discussed how a blasé attitude is used to protect oneself from being informationally overwhelmed.
Publication Information
Le, Hannah. 2020. "Blasé Attitude, Hyperreality, and Social Media." Crossing Borders: Student Reflections on Global Social Issues 2(1). doi:10.31542/cb.v2i1.1990
DOI
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Item Type
Student Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)